“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe
Such a gem of a quote! It is true too. While of course women should be equal to men in all ways that it makes sense, there is no reason that a woman can’t aspire to be extraordinary.
Unfortunately, even 50 years since Monroe said this quote, women still make less money on average and are not allowed many of the same rights and freedoms as men. It seems silly when you think about it. I don’t know anyone who is actually sexist in real life, yet these kinds of problems still persist. Specifically in some areas.
Regardless of what gender you are though, there is no sense in aiming to be equal to someone else, why not aim to be extraordinary?… Read the rest
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” John Wayne
I’ve often wondered how people can go into very very dangerous situations knowing that they could be killed, but go anyways. Obviously this is an extreme example, but it is so difficult to be truly brave.
This quote can be applied to many situations in life, not just life or death struggles. Knowing that whatever you are facing is scary – whether that means quiting a bad job, breaking up with someone, or taking a risk to start your own business. Even though you won’t risk the possibility of dying, there are looming unknowns with each of these situations that can be scary. And it is hard to ignore them and get in the saddle anyways.… Read the rest
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightengale
This quote is so true. I find that most of the people I know including myself are always fretting over the little things in life and missing the big picture. How amazing life is! I bet right now, you are probably thinking if I were richer/prettier/more famous/had more friends I would be happy. Well you are not alone. Practically everybody wants something more and thinks that they will never be happy until they get it. … Read the rest
Life… is like a box of chocolates – a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you’re stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there’s nothing else to eat while you’re watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it’s gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper. ~The X-Files
I couldn’t resist including this classic quote from the X-Files, a more cynical look at the meaning of life. … Read the rest
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. ~Carl Jung
This quote by Carl Jung emphasizes the fact that in life, it is impossible to only experience happiness and never sadness. Everyone wants to minimize the amount of sadness and negative emotions that they experience throughout life, but it is impossible to ever fully eliminate them. As Jung points out, there can not be true happiness without sadness. This is because without the experience of sadness, one can never truly experience happiness.… Read the rest
Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know.
- Katy Perry, Fireworks
This quote by Katy Perry is such a hopeful quote of how it is when it seems like all your opportunities have dried up. Maybe you are feeling like you will be single forever, or maybe that you won’t get the job that you want or maybe you just feel like you don’t really know where you are going in life. But Katy Perry is saying that this is only temporary, even though it might not seem like it at the time.… Read the rest